I really didn’t know much about Earth to Echo when I arrived at the theater. I brought my girls who, at times, were on the edge of their seats wondering what was going to happen next.
I felt nostalgic watching this movie with my girls. I was brought back to memories of The Goonies and stories of the last adventure before an event happens in their lives. It also made me thing of Batteries Not Included as well as E.T. too. To make it a movie for this generation, it is filmed through the preteen eyes in a documentary style which also combines texting and phone use too.
My oldest daughters attended with me and they are 8 and 10.
Their favorite part was when they found out how to communicate with Echo. They thought it was awesome that he could understand. Although they did not know if they would be scared or not, in the end, they loved it and fell in love with Echo. We loved the bond of friendship and how they overcame some obstacles while trying to save their new friend.
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About the Film
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Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. In theaters July 2, 2014.
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt
Kathy Lane says
This movie looks like it would be a good one to take my kids to see this summer.Thanks for the awesome review!
Maria Iemma says
I am planning to take my grandson to see the movie. It will be a great time to bond over movie and popcorn!
Mary Happymommy says
It looks like a fun movie for preteens.
Lisa Brown says
looks like a cute movie, something for the entire family
Julie Wood says
I want to see how they communicate with Echo. Echo is so cute and this movie reminds me of ET, and I think the kids are terrific in this movie.
Teresa J. says
I would really like to see this!
Janet W. says
The animation looks wonderful and this movie seems really adventurous! I can’t wait to see it!
Looks like a good movie! My son would love to see it
Rebecca Parsons says
I too love nostalgic movies, so this would be great to see with the kids.
It looks like a great movie for kids but also a good time for adults which is nice.
christine jessamine says
this looks like such a cute movie. i would love to take all my kids
Can’t wait to see this movie with my niece, kids are going to love it.
I cannot wait to see this movie. It looks like such a wonderful family movie.
Sandra VanHoey says
It sounds like a wonderful family movie to see and since I have a grandson already talking about wanting to see it, a great night for all of us
Sheri Grennille says
Thanks for the great re iew. My daughter is 11and I trust your judgment.
Tammy Woodall says
I’ve watched the Movie Trailer on this movie and it does look like a good one. It does kind of remind me of E.T. My nephew really wants to see this movie. Thanks for the review.
Tina Marie says
This looks like a really fun movie. Thanks for the thorough review!
Deborah Wellenstein says
Thank you for your review. Earth to Echo sounds adorable.
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
Excellent review I was able to go to an advanced screening of the movie and it made me feel nostalgic as well, Goonies certainly came to mind.
i cant wait to see this movie
I want to see this movie with my grandson. I know he would enjoy it.
Cynthia R says
Must be a great movie if it reminded you of the goonies and ET, I haven’t seen batteries not included.
Susan Smith says
Thanks for the reviews, I plan on taking my niece to see the movie.
Jill Myrick says
We saw the previews this past weekend on television. This movie looks so adroable and reminds me of E.T. I plan to make a day out of going to lunch and seeing this movie with my kids soon.
Thomas Gibson says
Reminds me of when E.T. was released and I was a kid then and was excited to see the little alien.
jenn huey says
This looks like a fun movie and I love how interactive they have made their marketing for the movie. I grew up on the Goonies and E.T and I would love to see the latest adventures
Barbara Montag says
I so want to see this movie with the grand kids – talk about having fun!
Natalie Brown says
I loved kids’ adventure type movies in the 80’s and 90’s! This looks so good and it’s good to know that they have “updated” it so today’s children can relate more. Thank-you for the review and I’m glad your girls liked it!
Chic Southern Charm says
Thank you for the review. I look forward to seeing the movie.
Stacey b says
This definitely reminds me of ET and I look forward to seeing it with my kids!
Laurie Emerson says
I remember the first time I saw ET. I fell in love with it and still watch it when it is on tv. This movie reminds me so much of it and I know I will love this one as well as my children will.
Sarah L says
My nephew would get a kick out of this movie.
I liked ET, too.
Betty C says
This looks like a great movie for the whole family to enjoy.
Amanda Sakovitz says
This looks adorable. I can’t wait to see it.
Thomas Murphy says
Looks like a great movie!
Nicole Mecham says
I have an 8 and 10 year old as well! They are absolutely dying to go see this. I am crossing my fingers that we will be able to this weekend.
Cheryl W. says
I want to take my daughter to see this. When I was her age I was able to see ET in theaters and it was such a magical moment for me. I will never forget it. I want the same experience for my daughter.